The government inaugurated the Minimum Pension Scheme of Rs. 1000 to EPF pensioners w.e.f. 01-10-2014. Wage ceiling for eligibility of social security measures have also been increased from Rs. 6500 to Rs.15,000. It is stated by govt. that this will benefit 32 lakh Pensioners.
This is one of the long pending demands of Pensioners. The Central trade Unions have been putting much pressure on the government. The UPA government had declared that this will be done, but they did not issue orders till the general elections.